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“Expensive and busy but great for kids”
Review of Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park
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Manila and Makati Tour: American Cemetery, Intramuros and Manila Ocean Park...
Ranked #13 of 136 things to do in Manila
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: From a spectacular marine themed park, Manila Ocean Park has finally evolved into Metro's Holiday Destination where everything is all about Life and Living.An array of exciting attractions, enticing view of the bay, enriching marine life exhibits, entertaining dining and lifestyle shapes to mold into an integrated resort destination. Manila Ocean Park is proud to have a marine-themed park in the country that houses Life of the best of both under and over the sea!
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Ajax, Canada
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Expensive and busy but great for kids”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We needed something to do with our 3 year old. This was great for him to get out of Manila heat. There are cheaper and more expensive options depending on how many different exhibits you want to visit. There is a Metrodeal option to buy cheaper tickets (google metrodeal and manila ocean park to save money). The more exhibits you buy the more expensive so try Metrodeal before visiting.

The exhibits were enjoyable. The family had a great time. There are a couple of shows outside so do them early so not too get too hot. At the end of the walking tour thru the place there are cheaper eating options if you pass the expensive restaurant and go down stairs.

Visited June 2013
Thank Sheralex2007
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A damp start to Manila Ocean Park.”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We went by bus from Ortigas to Manila City Hall, and started our water experience a bit earlier than expected. To-day was the water festival in San Juan, and along the bus route, we were doused with water from the residents, as well as from the fire trucks. Luckily, the conductor kept the door firmly shut. All good natured, but our journey took nearly two hours instead of one.
No queue on arrival, so straight into the shows and exhibits. Sea Lion show good, Bird show average. Antarctic exhibit poor, but local children will like the cold and ice!! Jellyfish displayed well, as was the main aquarium. All tanks very clean, and fish looked healthy.
Food range very good, and reasonably priced. Fish spar good, but very ticklish.
Facility needs better signage and access to upper floor. Discounted tickets from SM are actually more expensive than on site.

Visited June 2013
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Veal Sbov
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Just so busy with so many with people.”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Just so busy with so many with people, my impression was most of them are local. It has a lot of fish but the size is not that large.

Visited April 2013
Thank Peter A
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Limay, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“unleash your inner "Nemo"”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

What to see: Jelly Fish, fishes, starfish, lion fish, bones of fish, sting ray, sharks, sea lions, yeah. Manila Ocean Park is one fun place for the family, especially for the kids. you'll also get to walk "under" and "through" an aquarium and you can see all swimming creatures on the side and above you.

Bring the kids here! :-)

Visited July 2012
Thank KRDL
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Traffic.....wet and water !!”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

dislike about the crazy traffic on the roads and long traffic jams but family and kids got crazy at the park and it is worth to visit one of the most sightseeing place in Manila

Visited March 2013
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